As a person-centred counsellor, my aim is to provide a genuine, caring service in the knowledge of how daunting but powerful counselling can be. We all have our own journey in life to navigate and I truly understand the need for a confidential, empathic, non-judgmental listener in those challenging times. As an experienced speech and language therapist in learning difficulties and complex needs, I am able to break down barriers in communication to enable everybody to find a way to express themselves whatever their level of ability in life. I am aware of the stress and anxiety related to disabilities and welcome all from this walk of life, including parents and carers. My counselling service aims to be kind, caring, honest but gentle because life can be tough.
I also have specialist knowledge of working with women who have experienced domestic violence and sexual abuse and have a Masters degree in this particular area. I have experience of working in a women's centre and welcome women seeking a safe place to talk in a gentle, non-judgemental way.
Take things at your own pace. Start to find your own solutions
We all have our past experiences. Of course, we need to examine the past but it is equally important to deal with the ‘here and now’ when we are feeling concerned, anxious, stressed or sad. I became a person centred counsellor because on my own personal counselling journey, I often wanted to be listened to about what was going in the present instead of a pressure to default analyse the past right away. We are all at different stages of our journeys and I respect that.
You choose the pace and depth you want to take and I will facilitate you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSC Speech & Language therapy
MA Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
I am experienced in assessing speech and language needs, setting up and advising on a range of low and high tech communication aids such as specialist iPad software and Tobi eyegaze as well as Makaton signing and visual support systems. I can assist with social skills development programmes.
I have extensive experience in SEN with all age groups, specialising in learning disabilities and augmentative and alternative communication. I have worked with women experiencing domestic violence and sexual abuse and have supported young people, parents and carers dealing with a range of disabilities. I am able to support people with their communication needs in a specialised capacity and offer a counselling service to support emotional issues through talking therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My fees are £45.00 for a 50 minute session.
I work from Keats Health Complimentary Clinic, situated in the heart of Enfield Town, North London.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Makaton signing|
Types of client